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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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NFL Scales Back Celebration Penalties, Shortens Overtime Period

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 23 / 17

The NFL today eased its widely-mocked ban on celebrations after touchdowns. Celebrations that mimic violence, are sexually suggestive and taunting are still banned, but ones that use the football as a prop are now allowed. Also, group celebrations and celebrating on the ground are now allowed. Comm...

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09/05/05
SportsBusiness Journal: Hewitt’s manager wants end to war with ATP

FROM THE U.S. OPEN Lleyton Hewitt’s new commercial manager, Rob Aivatoglou, says it’s time for the world No. 4 to end his three-year legal battle with the ATP. Hewitt is suing the ATP in Australia for defamation of character, stemming from a bungled PR incident at a U.S. tournament ...

Tags: ATP, ESPN, USTA

08/29/05
SportsBusiness Journal: Open to change

Sometime this week, likely today, something extraordinary will occur at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. One of the players will hit a ball that lands in the crowd and, get this, a fan will keep the sudden souvenir. Tournaments tied to the U.S. Op ...

Tags: ATP, ESPN, NBC, In-Depth, WTA

08/29/05
SportsBusiness Journal: Modell’s extends sponsorship with Jets

The retailer plans more sweepstakes. The New York Jets have re-upped with their sporting goods retailer, Modell’s, for another two years. The New York-area store has deals with the New York Giants and Yankees and is talking about new ...

Tags: Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, Modells Sporting Goods, New York Jets

08/22/05
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL still stuck on revenue sharing

Progress, good dialogue and optimism were the buzz words from owners at the meeting earlier this month in Chicago, called to solve the NFL’s revenue-sharing conundrum. But any hope of a sudden fix coming out of Chicago disappeared ...

Tags: Football, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

08/22/05
SportsBusiness Journal: Nielsen to track the buying habits of NFL fans

How many Pepsis do NFL fans really buy? The league is hoping to find the answers to questions like that through a new deal with research company Nielsen. The league is the first client of Nielsen’s new service that combines its expertise in tracking consumers’ packaged-goods buyi ...

Tags: Football, NFL, Nielsen Media Research

08/08/05
SportsBusiness Journal: Under Armour hits tennis with Ginepri

Under Armour has signed rising tennis player Robby Ginepri to an endorsement deal, the apparel maker’s first major push into the sport. Robby Ginepri Well known for its apparel in such team sports as football and baseball, Under Armo ...

Tags: ATP, Marketing and Sponsorship, Under Armour

08/01/05
SportsBusiness Journal: Falconhead raising $400M for fund that may buy teams

Falconhead Capital, the sports and leisure investor, began raising money last month for a new $400 million fund that may buy sports teams. Sports marketing giant IMG will not own half of this fund, as it does Falconhead’s current $215 million fund, but will continue to act as an advis ...

Tags: ESPN, IMG

08/01/05
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG breaks into Chinese tennis with tourneys

IMG will manage next month’s China Opens, handling all marketing aspects of the year-old Sony Ericsson WTA and ATP events. It is the first event foray into the emerging Chinese tennis field for the sports marketing giant. IMG has an office in Beijing, but its Cleveland-based head of men’s ...

Tags: ATP, IMG, WTA

07/25/05
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG to sell Pacific Life Open stake

IMG has agreed to sell its 50 percent stake in the Pacific Life Open, a move that will keep the country’s second-largest tennis tournament from moving to China in the near future. IMG originally wanted to sell the Open to Shanghai, China, promoters. ...

Tags: ATP, IMG, WTA

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